Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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The Master with the bullie's face,
And with the coward's heart, man, Who never fails, to his disgrace, '                            35
To act a traitor's part, man, He join'd Drumboig, the greatest knave
In all the shire of Fife, man. He was the first the cause did leave,
By council of his wife, man.                                    40
Vow, §*c.
A member of the tricking trade,
An Ogilvie by name, man, Consulter of the grumbling club,
To his eternal shame, man, Who would have thought, when he came out, 45
That ever he would fail, man ? And like a fool, did eat the cow,
And worried on the tail, man. Vow, Sfc.
Meffan Smith, at Sheriff Muir,
Gart folk believe he fought, man;                        so
But well it's known, that all he did,
That day it serv'd for nought, man. For towards night, when Mar march'd off,
Smith was put in the rere, man;
33. Master of Sinclair, whose CourMtfartial has been printed with an exceedingly interesting preface by Sir Walter Scott, as his contribution to the Roxburgh Club.
49. David Smith was then proprietor of Methven, an estate in Perthshire. He died in 1735. Douglas, in his Baronage, terms him, " a man of good parts, great sagacity, and economy."óM.

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